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Russian Sage

Perovskia atriplicifolia


Height - 4 feet

Width - 3 feet


Full sun

Plant Type

Adapted shrubby perennial

Other common names

Blue Spires Russian Sage


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Save Water   Low water required
More Color   Spires of light blue-lavender flowers from spring to fall
Attract Wildlife   Bees and butterflies love the flowers
Reduce Maintenance   Soft stems are easy to hand-prune
Texas Tough    Native to Asia, but is very well-adapted to our climate

Interesting Facts

Native to Central Asia but is very well-adapted to Texas.  It is not a true salvia, but is called "sage" because it smells strongly like "sage" plants.  From summer through fall, this plant will literally hum with the sound of bees drinking nectar from the flowers.  Butterflies also love the flowers.

Russian Sage in Frisco

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